Mathematicians in Love

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Mathematicians in Love
U.S. version cover shot.
Author Rudy Rucker
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Tor Books (USA)
Publication date
December 2006
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 364 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-7653-1584-X (first edition, hardback)
OCLC 64442767
813/.54 22
LC Class PS3568.U298 M38 2006

Mathematicians in Love is a science fiction novel written by Rudy Rucker.

Plot summary[edit]

Bela and Paul are working towards their Ph.D's under the direction of a mad math genius named Roland Haut, they invent a para-computer called "GoBubble" that predicts the future. They are both involved in a love triangle with Alma.

Reception[edit]

Publishers Weekly in their review said that "Rucker cleverly pulls off a romantic comedy about mathematicians in love." and that "While most of the mathematical flights may stun hapless mathophobes, Rucker's wild characters, off-the-wall situations and wicked political riffs prove that writing SF spoofs, like Bela's rock music avocation, "beats the hell out of publishing a math paper."[1] Carl Hays in his review for Booklist said that "in a riotously twisting plot, complete with hypertunnels, alien shellfish from a parallel universe, and an improbable resolution to the threesome’s romantic dilemma, Rucker pulls out all the stops for one of his most entertaining yarns to date."[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Mathematicians in Love". Publishers Weekly 253 (42): 36. October 23, 2006. ISSN 0000-0019. 
  2. ^ Hays, Carl (December 1, 2006). "Mathematicians in Love". Booklist; 12/01/2006, , 103 (7): 33. ISSN 0006-7385. 

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